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Ambulances should tailor response to situation

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7162.838a (Published 26 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:838
  1. Marcus Müllner
  1. BMJ

    Ambulance services should be more flexible and adapt responses according to different levels of urgency, a report from the Audit Commission recommends.

    A life in the fast lane, questions the current practice of dispatching a fully equipped ambulance and crew in all situations however minor. It asks whether it might be more appropriate to treat some patients at home instead of transporting them to hospital.

    The commission calls on the government to reopen the case on whether …

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